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Top 30 ABA Therapist Interview Questions
List of ABA Therapist Interview Questions
  1. Tell us a little bit about yourself.
  2. Why did you choose a career as an ABA Therapist?
  3. What are the types of differential reinforcement techniques?
  4. Tell me about an example when a child was failing at every desired behavior. How did you stay patient and overcome this issue?
  5. How do you respond to a patient that is abusive to you or other people?
  6. Would you be willing to travel to various centers, schools, etc?
  7. Where do you see your career in 5 years?
  8. How would your co-workers describe you?
  9. How would your boss describe you?
  10. How do you deal with work stress?
  11. Are you able to work overtime, evenings or weekends as needed?
  12. What are your salary expectations?
  13. What is one skill you would like to improve upon?
  14. What questions do you have for us?
  15. What are the four basic schedules of reinforcement?
  16. When have you had difficulty with a parent? How did you handle the situation?
  17. Give me an example of a time when you have worked with children voluntarily? What was the event and what did you learn from the experience?
  18. What experience do you have working with children with autism?
  19. What type of certification do you have? Are there any additional certifications you are looking to obtain in the future?
  20. When you noticed a child or adolescence with aggressive behavior toward others, what type of intervention did you perform to reduce that person's behavior?
  21. When have you felt confused in trying to solve why a patient's behavior was a certain way?
  22. What is your greatest weakness as an ABA Therapist?
  23. What is your greatest strength as an ABA Therapist?
  24. Explain to me what HIPAA is, and how that affects your job as an ABA Therapist?
  25. What recent action did you show that demonstrated that you care for children and your patients?
  26. Do you have experience with one-on-one patient sessions?
  27. Tell me about your experience creating behavior intervention plans for autistic children.
  28. Tell me about your experience with patients that have an eating disorder. What feeding therapy techniques have you performed?
  29. When have you worked independently before? What challenges do you find when working independently?
  30. What do you like most about your current position?
Author:
Contributing Author
Heather Douglass
HR Specialist/Recruiter
ABA Therapist Information
August 17th, 2017

An ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) Therapist is a professional that studies a patient's behavior to implement an appropriate behavioral intervention. An ABA Therapist combines psychology, counseling, social work, education, and organizational management all into one job. Your patient populations includes children and adults with mental illness, developmental disabilities and learning disorders. You bring your expertise to schools, homes, institutions, group homes and hospitals. Your busy addressing behaviors such as language; social, academic, leisure and functional life skills; aggression, selfinjury, oppositional and stereotyped behaviors. Every patient is different and every day brings a new challenge.

Creativity, free thinking, patience and flexibility come second nature to you. As an ABA Therapist you have to be able to think outside of the box. Creativity is one of the tools in your toolbox to bring out the best in a child. You may conduct an ABA session at the park or beach, create a slideshow of your patients favorite photos or teach them to play an instrument. Your therapy will help teach, increase and maintain behaviors such as life, communication and social skills.

Your resume will reflect your education now you'll need to show the interviewer how you made an impact in your patients lives. To prepare for your interview, do some research to see who your target population is. Have a few short, relevant stories in your back pocket that show your talents as an ABA Therapist. Tell the interviewer about the various tools and programs you use with your patients and your ability to work along side other medical professionals.
ABA Therapist User Submitted Interview Answers
Question 1 of 30
Tell us a little bit about yourself.
Question 2 of 30
Why did you choose a career as an ABA Therapist?
Question 3 of 30
What are the types of differential reinforcement techniques?
Question 4 of 30
Tell me about an example when a child was failing at every desired behavior. How did you stay patient and overcome this issue?
Question 5 of 30
How do you respond to a patient that is abusive to you or other people?
Question 6 of 30
Would you be willing to travel to various centers, schools, etc?
Question 7 of 30
Where do you see your career in 5 years?
Question 8 of 30
How would your co-workers describe you?
Question 9 of 30
How would your boss describe you?
Question 10 of 30
How do you deal with work stress?
Question 11 of 30
Are you able to work overtime, evenings or weekends as needed?
Question 12 of 30
What are your salary expectations?
Question 13 of 30
What is one skill you would like to improve upon?
Question 14 of 30
What questions do you have for us?
Question 15 of 30
What are the four basic schedules of reinforcement?
Question 16 of 30
When have you had difficulty with a parent? How did you handle the situation?
Question 17 of 30
Give me an example of a time when you have worked with children voluntarily? What was the event and what did you learn from the experience?
Question 18 of 30
What experience do you have working with children with autism?
Question 19 of 30
What type of certification do you have? Are there any additional certifications you are looking to obtain in the future?
Question 20 of 30
When you noticed a child or adolescence with aggressive behavior toward others, what type of intervention did you perform to reduce that person's behavior?
Question 21 of 30
When have you felt confused in trying to solve why a patient's behavior was a certain way?
Question 22 of 30
What is your greatest weakness as an ABA Therapist?
Question 23 of 30
What is your greatest strength as an ABA Therapist?
Question 24 of 30
Explain to me what HIPAA is, and how that affects your job as an ABA Therapist?
Question 25 of 30
What recent action did you show that demonstrated that you care for children and your patients?
Question 26 of 30
Do you have experience with one-on-one patient sessions?
Question 27 of 30
Tell me about your experience creating behavior intervention plans for autistic children.
Question 28 of 30
Tell me about your experience with patients that have an eating disorder. What feeding therapy techniques have you performed?
Question 29 of 30
When have you worked independently before? What challenges do you find when working independently?
Question 30 of 30
What do you like most about your current position?